- (Book of the Arc of Bon 21:4-7) Ah Sho'e was a basket-maker, and
after the manner of the man, Zarathustra; and Chine, his son, was the
fourth birth of Ah Sho'e's wife, Song Heng. Like Moses, Chine was of
copper color, and very large, but his hair was red, like a fox, and he
was bashful and of few words.
5. Ah Sho'e, i.e., Chine's father, said: I have had other sons; my
words are wise and true; Chine was unlike any child born in the world;
for boy child, or girl child, no physician could tell which, but
rather to the boy kind was he. The angel of Jehovih (Ormazd) came to
me before the birth and said: The child shall be called Chine,
signifying no sex; as it is written among the ancients, i-e-su, having
no earthly desires. For he shall restore the chosen people of Jehovih.
6. Whereof I told the physicians before the birth, but they would not
believe. Nevertheless, by command of Jehovih, I sent for seven
physicians to witness the birth, lest it be said afterward the
surgeons have dealt wrongly with the child at its birth.
7. These physicians came to wit: Em Gha, Tse Thah, Ah Em Fae, Te Gow,
T'si, Du Jon, Foh Chaing, and Ah Kaon, and they beheld the child born,
whereto they made oath, and a record thereof, touching the strangeness
of such a birth, and of the prophecy of its coming into the world;
this record was put in the Ha Ta'e King (library) of record belonging
to the Sun King. (Book of the Arc of Bon 21:17-20) And there came before him men of
great learning, and philosophers, to try him as to his knowledge; but
they all went away confounded, as if they were fools. Neither was it
possible to ask him a question he could not answer correctly. Whether
it was to read a tablet or to reveal the size and build of a temple he
never saw; or the sickness of a man who was far away; for all things
were to him as an open book.
18. For four years this great wisdom remained in him, and his fame
spread from the east to the west, and from the north to the south; no
man knew how far. When he was asked how far he could see and hear, he
said: Over all my land. And he marked with his finger, saying: On this
tablet, Chine land!
19. Thus was the country named Chine (China), which it beareth to this
20. Ah Sho'e said: Suddenly Chine's abundant speech ceased, and he
answered only yea and nay to all things. And he was silent for seven
years and eighty days. And then the angels from the second heaven came
to him. After that he spake not as man (save in private), but he spake
as the All Light, whereof the world knoweth the rest.
- (Book of the Arc of Bon 24:14-16) Chine established families of the chosen, but limited them to
two hundred; and to each family he gave one priest. But he gave
privilege to four thousand people to dwell in one city.
15. Chine said: Ye have been afflicted with Gods; I was sent into the
world by the Creator to deliver you unto liberty in the family. I am
only a man. I have no authority in myself. Jehovih, the Creator,
dwelleth freely in me. Ye can attain the same.
16. Because He is within me, this shall be called Chine-land. There is
a time for this. My name is as a post to mark the time when the
Creator began His temple of peace, which shall extend over all these
- (Book of the Arc of Bon 28:1-4) Te-zee pursued his researches for a long while, and with many
prophets, magicians, seers and priests. Afterward he said:
2. All is vanity; all is falsehood. No man hath answered me aright, as
to the origin and destiny of man. Even the angels, or whatsoever they
are, can only inform me of the things on earth; they only see as man
seeth. And it may be true that these angels are nothing more than Loo
Sin said, i.e. the spirit of the magician only. Because his body
entereth this trance it seemeth reasonable.
3. Now, therefore, I will put a stop to these magicians and priests;
they are of no good under the sun. So Te-zee issued a decree covering
his own province, commanding magicians and priests to quit the
province, under penalty of death. And they thus departed out of his
4. Now it so happened that in five other great provinces, the kings
did precisely the same, and about the same time. And these were the
provinces, to wit: Shan Ji, under king Lung Wan; Gah, under king Loa
Kee; Sa-bin-Sowh, under king Ah-ka Ung; Gow Goo, under king Te
See-Yong; and these provinces comprised the chief part of Jaffeth. And
all these kings issued edicts after the same manner. So that the
magicians and seers and priests were obliged to abandon their callings
or go beyond these provinces, where dwelt barbarians.
- (Book of the Arc of Bon 29:10-11) The king kept Chine many days,
and questioned him with great wisdom and delight. One day Chine said
to him: Jehovih saith to me: Go thou quickly unto the five other
provinces of Chine'ya, and explain to the kings thereof Who I am.
Chine added: Therefore, O Te-zee, I must leave thee, but after many
days I will return to thee and exhibit to thee the testimony of
11. The king provided camels and servants, and sent Chine on his way.
And, after Chine was gone, Te-zee said to himself: Although I can not
decree Chine's doctrines, I see no reason why I can not decree the
extinction of Te-in and other idol-Gods. And thereupon he did as he
thought best, prohibiting the priests from doing sacrifice to Joss
(God), or Ho-Joss (Lord God), or Te-in, or Po, or any other ruler in
heaven, save and except the Great Spirit.
- (Book of the Arc of Bon 30:1-7) In course of
time Chine completed his labor with the six kings of Jaffeth, and
returned to Te-zee, to die.
2. At this time there had been established in different places more
than a thousand families (communities) of Faithists, either through
Chine or his followers, the chief rab'bahs. And when Chine returned
before the king, Te-zee, there came from every quarter of the world
men and women to meet him and learn wisdom.
3. And all that were in any way sick or lame or blind or deaf he cured
by pronouncing the word E-O-Ih over them. And persons who were
obsessed with evil spirits he healed by permitting them to touch his
staff. And many that were dead he brought to life; for he showed
before men power to accomplish anything whatsoever. Yea, he rose up in
the air and walked therein and thereon over the heads of the
4. And whilst he was up in the air he said unto the multitude: I will
now come down amongst you and die, as all men do die. And ye shall
suffer my body to lie five days, that the eyes may be sunken and
black, showing that I am dead, of a truth.
5. And on the sixth day ye shall cast the body into the furnace and
burn it to ashes. And the ashes ye shall take into the field and
scatter this way and that, that no more of me is seen or known on the
6. And on the seventh day, which shall be a holy day unto you, behold,
ye shall witness in the field of my ashes a whirlwind, and the
whirlwind shall gather up the ashes of my body; and my soul shall
inhabit it and make it whole, as ye now see me, and I will break the
whirlwind and descend down to the earth and abide with you yet other
seven days, and then ye shall behold a ship descend from heaven in an
exceeding great light, and I will enter therein, and ascend to the
7. Neither shall any man or woman nor child say: Behold, Chine was a
God. Nor shall ye build an image of me, nor monument, nor in any way
do more unto me or my memory than to the meanest of mortals. For I say
unto you, I am but a man who hath put away earth possessions, desires
Chine's death and resurrection can
be found in Lika Chapter 25.